Foodie Update

The Food Standards Agency has published updated advice on how safe it is to eat raw eggs.

Health experts claim it is now safe for pregnant women, children and infants to eat raw eggs, or foods containing them.

This updated advice, which is based on scientific evidence, will please many women who have previously been told they couldn’t enjoy dishes including eggs benedict and cookie dough desserts.

Past belief was eating raw or lightly cooked eggs risked causing serious illness.

Heather Hancock, chairman of the Food Standards Agency, said: “It’s good news that now even vulnerable groups can safely eat UK eggs without needing to hard-boil them, so long as they bear the British Lion mark.

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Foodie Update

FOODIE UPDATE (World Food Day: Everyone should embrace farming)

The Secretary, Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat in the FCT, Mr Stanley Nzekwe, has urged residents to be actively involved in agriculture activities to ensure food security.
Nzekwe spoke in a briefing with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja as part of closing activities marking this year’s World Food Day.

According to him, active engagement in agriculture activity will help to cushion the effect of food insufficiency.
The theme of 2017 World Food Day is “Change the Future of Migration: Invest in Food Security and Rural Development.” The secretary noted that the whole essence of life revolved around food and shelter.
He said “this year’s World Food Day was anchored around President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to Nigerians about self-sufficiency in food production and the call on us to feed ourselves.
“So, I am urging FCT residents and indeed the entire Nigerians to know that whatever you do in life is geared toward feeding your stomach.

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Dessert, Food, Healthy Eating

SHABBAT FISH (MOROCCAN FISH)

Hello Readers, I welcome you all to this
wonderful site.

Today I will be taking us to the Northern part
of Africa, Morocco to be
specific. The cuisine you are about to learn is
called “Shabbat
Fish”.

Moroccan cuisine is influenced by Morocco’s
interactions and exchanges with
other cultures and nations over the centuries.
Moroccan cuisine is typically a mix of Arabic, Andalusia, Berber and Mediterranean cuisines
with a slight European and Sub-Saharan
influence.

Morocco produces a large range of
Mediterranean fruits and vegetables and
even some tropical ones. Common meats
include beef, goat, mutton and lamb,
chicken and seafood, which serve as a base
for the cuisine. Characteristic flavourings include lemon pickle, argan oil, cold-pressed, unrefined olive
oil and dried fruits. Mediterranean Cuisine in general, the staple ingredients include wheat, which is used for bread and couscous, and olive oil, the third Mediterranean staple, the grape, is eaten as a
dessert, though a certain amount of wine is made.

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Foodie Update, Healthy Eating

FOODIE UPDATE (Is Beef Processing Future a Meatless One?)

There’s a new burger in town, and the folks at Impossible Foods think that it’s the future of meat.

The California-based food business has announced that its Oakland plant is now online, marking the burgeoning company’s first large scale plant operation. After it ramps up, Impossible says the factory will have the capacity to churn out a million pounds of meat per month. But it’s not just any meat – these burgers are plant-based, and the company is betting 68,000 square feet on their success.

The Impossible Burger is being touted as the first plant-based “burger” that accurately emulates the flavours, textures, and aromas of real grilled hamburger meat. But the big difference is in its sustainability: Impossible’s website says that, compared to cows, their burger uses “95% less land, 74% less water, and creates 87% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.” The company hopes to create an alternative burger that relies on fewer resources but also uses science to make it “bleed” like real meat.

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Foodie Update, Healthy Eating

FOODIE UPDATE (Bird Flu Spreads)

Bird flu has continued to spread in South Africa as more cases of the outbreak were recorded in six of the nine provinces, authorities said on Sunday.

To date, more than 600,000 birds have been culled, according to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

The recent outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 virus have sent shock waves through the poultry industry in South Africa after it was first detected in June.

South Africa had never reported an outbreak of bird flu before.

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Foodie Update, Healthy Eating

MEAT SELLERS AND FORMALIN

I do not know how many of you received this message from a purportedly good Samaritan that meat sellers now use formalin to repel flies from meat. The message advised consumers to patronise butchers with flies around their meat as that is a clear sign of formalin-free meat.

According to the message on the social media, “People are using formalin, the chemical used to preserve dead bodies in preserving meat as it keeps flies away. When I asked a pharmacist, Capt. Kenneth, remember of UPDF, he said it is possible.”

Continuing, “This is a national public health issue. After my friend’s wife lost a baby through miscarriage and investigations showed the presence of formalin in her blood. When consumed, formalin goes to the liver and destroys it.”

Appealing to consumers, the author in the message stated, “Please, people of God, this is serious. When you go to buy meat, go to a butcher that has flies around. Use this as the only way to confirm that there is no formalin present. If the meat is without flies, what is keeping them away is formalin. Be informed. Share this information please and save life.”

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Food

FISH AND POTATO PORRIDGE FOR KIDS

In today’s article, I will be discussing on how to make “Fish and Potato Porridge For Kid”
Why Potatoes Are Good For Kids
Compared to rice and pasta, potatoes gives you a bigger bang for your buck in terms of healthy nutrition, it contains Carbohydrates and it also helps both brains and bodies and is the main source of energy for growth and sports.
It has Vitamin B, Which helps your body put carbs to work, providing energy and staying healthy, Vitamin C Essential for healthy skin, bones and hair.

POTATOES ARE NOT FATTENING

Potatoes are naturally fat-free; it’s what you put on top of them that may need to be enjoyed in moderation.
If you’re looking for lower-cal, lower-fat potatoes recipes
POTATOES ARE SATIATING

Kids get hungry so fast, so they need quality foods that will help them feel full and provide the energy they need to keep going. This is where Potatoes comes in!
Therefore, Nutrients really play an important role in the development of our body. Without proper nutrient, it really becomes difficult for us to survive. Food rich in carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals is really necessary to be a part of the diet. A diet containing all the nutrients in the proper amount is known as a balanced diet.

WHY IS FISH GOOD FOR KIDS?
Fish has a lot of high-quality protein, iron, and minerals. Some varieties (like salmon, anchovies, and sardines) contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for heart health and developing brains. Some (like salmon) even contain vitamin D, which can be hard to get through food.
Fish is rich in protein, the nutrient the body needs to build strong healthy muscles and bones as well as to help repair the scrapes and scratches that are part and parcel of growing up. Protein is needed by every part of the body, skin, hair, nails, heart, lungs as well as muscles and it is a vital nutrient for healthy development. Children need to eat protein food at lunch and dinner and fish can be a very healthy choice for them.

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Food

BASMATI JOLLOF RICE AND CHICKEN

When you hear the name Basmati Rice what comes into your mind? I’m sure by now you are reasoning why basmati rice and what is it all about? Not to worry, it’s nothing bad.

WHAT IS BASMATI RICE?

Basmati rice is one of the best known varieties of rice we have out there. The word “basmati” comes from the Sanskrit word “vasmati” which means “fragrant” or “aromatic.” Long-grained, extremely aromatic, with a light nutty flavour, basmati is mostly grown in the north of India and Pakistan, mainly using traditional growing methods. It is quite similar to long grain parboiled rice in terms of nutritional content but basmati rice is a soft rice variety hence if you try to prepare it with the method detailed for other Nigerian rice recipe, it will become disastrous!

3 PERFECT TIPS FOR BASMATI RICE

  1. You have to use the best quality Indian or Pakistani basmati rice, personally i used Tilda, but there are several other good quality brands available also.
  2. Rinse the rice with clean water, the water most not necessarily be clean like when rinsing Japanese rice. The essence of rinsing it is to get rid of some starch and to avoid sands as well. After that add little salt to the rice in the pot, before adding water for cooking. This method helps the salt absorb into the rice grains. Do not add salt after the rice is cooked, as your rice can taste salty.
  3. Use a tight fitting lid, or ideally, use aluminium foil, crimped tightly over the top of the sauce pan to make a good seal, so evaporation does not take place. The tightly covered pan lets the rice steam perfectly.
  4. I must say this, If you are to use basmati rice when preparing large quantities of rice, and add little water. It is safer to cook the rice in small batches in order to avoid it from becoming too watery. But if you still wish to cook it all at once, just add small amount not too much water when cooking ( what ever that comes out of it is all on you Lol)

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Dessert

CHEESE QUESADILLAS

A good 01 grilled cheese sandwich can sure hit the spot. The spot it hits is nothing else than the waist. Two slices of American cheese, two slices of white bread and 2tablespoon of butter add up to a hefty 27gramme of fat.
These South Western styles of quesadillas are a healthier alternative, plus they are well packed with the bright flavours of Salsa, Olive and two cheese.

STANDARD RECIPES: 414 Calories
27gramme Fat (59% of Calories)
FAT-TO-FIRM MAKEOVER: 134 Calories
3.9gramme Fat (26% of Calories

MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL PREPARATION TIME:
20 minute.

When you hear the word Cheese Quesadilla, what should come to your mind is,
i. What kind of cheese used is in a quesadilla?
ii. What are the recipes needed in making it?
iii. How can one make cheese quesadillas?

Not to worry, I’m here for that. Just pay attention, sit back relax while I take you down to today’s article.

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Fruit Drinks

SWEET ORANGE VINAIGRETTE

Hello readers, today on the blog is, “SWEET ORANGE VINAIGRETTE”
The word Vinaigrette is made by mixing an oil with something acidic such as vinegar or lemon juice. The mixture can be enhanced with salt, herbs and/or spices. It is commonly used as a salad dressing, but can also be used as a marinade.

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